Catton parkrun Event number 249 – 7th July 2018

Catton parkrun
Event number 249
7th July 2018

You may have noticed it was another incredibly hot one this week, but some how 45 of you managed to record new personal bests while many of us just wilted in the heat.This week 393 people ran, jogged and walked the course, including 26 first timers.

There was an announcement before the race that we have been asked to hold a memorial parkrun in honour of Sze-Ming Cheung, a Catton regular who sadly died in a traffic accident in June. We are asking everybody to celebrate his life on August 4. Please cycle to the event if at all possible and wear any club colours you have in honour of this keen athlete who was an inspiration to many.

We had some impressive, unofficial milestones with David Hughes completing 450 runs and Heather Houghton completing 350. Julian Giles also completed 200 runs.

On official milestones, Gina Preston and John Miller both completed their 100th parkruns and junior runner Judith Turner completed her 10th. Keep it up all of you.

Each week we celebrate the achievements of a few of our runners. Well done to the following on achieving new PBs: Thom Partridge, Juliet Nicholls, Amanda Knowles and Srividya Sundararajan.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Mark STOREY • Dan GOODWIN • Ian EDWARDS • Stacey HARPER • David STANSBURY • Deborah ENGLISH • Peter YOUNG • Jennie LEON • Adam YOUNG • Brett CORNISH • Luke CORNISH • Martin LOWE • Shane BIDLE • Ben KENDALL • Sophie KENDALL • Elizabeth HALFORD • Simon WRIGHT • Ruth LEARY • Chris RICHARDSON • Miranda ELLIS • Nicola HINSLEY • David CROTCH • Dave THOMAS • Kerrie ROSE • Helen WRIGHT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Catton parkrun Results Page.

Catton parkrun started on 5th October 2013. Since then 6,759 participants have completed 58,699 parkruns covering a total distance of 293,495 km, including 10,765 new Personal Bests.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.
Ben

 

Memorial Run in Honour of Sze-Ming Cheung – Saturday August 4th 2018

We are very proud and honoured to announce we have been asked to hold a memorial parkrun in honour of Sze-Ming Cheung on Saturday August 4th. Sze-Ming tragically died in a traffic accident in June and was a regular at Catton, his home parkrun. Many of you will have trained with Sze, asked his advice or been motivated by his achievements and actions, most will have seen him around taking part or volunteering at Catton. Since Sze was a keen athlete plus a member of a few sporting teams and athletic clubs during his time, we are asking everyone to join us in celebrating his life the way he would have lived it. Please cycle to the parkrun if at all possible (we are making arrangements to accommodate many extra cycles) and wear your club colours whether that’s as a running club or your sports team. For those who do not wish to run (it is Run Norwich on the Sunday), we are expecting a very large turnout so please do offer to volunteer and help us make this a day to remember!
We hope all are able to come along and help make the August 4th parkrun a fitting tribute to Sze. Whether you knew him or not; please come along to run, walk or volunteer and help celebrate the beauty and joy in being active collectively.

Catton parkrun Core Team

 

Catton parkrun Event number 248 – 30th June 2018

Catton parkrun
Event number 248
30th June 2018

The heatwave is well and truly here and shows no signs of letting up but that didn’t stop the 408 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. We had 37 first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Thanks very much to the Norwich Road Runners for providing this week's parkrun with some pacers, this certainly helped boost those PBs - all the very impressive given the hot conditions.

Inspiration for all of us preparing to run in similar conditions again this week.

Congratulations to Ian Carter who completed his 100th parkrun and junior runners James Scoones and Peter Walker who both ran the 10th. Good work.

Each week we celebrate the achievements of a handful of our runners. So this week, well done to the following who all managed new PBs: Paul Freestone, Bill Edmonds, Adamya Tiwiri and Patrick Jordan.

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering but not got round to it, summer is a good time to give it a try as people go on holiday and we end up a bit short. Please get in touch using the email cattonhelpers@parkrun.com

The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:

Paul EVANS • Radley FENN • Brian MOORE • Lynda MOORE • Ben SNELLING • Lucy SPINKS • Claire BERRIDGE • Roly COOK • Carl WHITE • Shelley AMES • Jennie LEON • Simon BAXTER • Gemma BAXTER • Sam WALL • Anthony WALL • Alison STEWART • Alex CHARD • Ben KENDALL • Ronnie MOUNT • Laura LATIMER • Rachael PIZEY • Dave ALLEN • Lynda HOWARD • Kim BENNETT • Simon WRIGHT • Glyn MANTON • Howard TULLY • Joe WOODLEY • Mandy FOYSTER • Lee FORDER • Derek JARVIS • Chris RICHARDSON • Miranda ELLIS • Stephanie WENN • Melissa BAKER • Aston MARTIN • Julie ELDEN • David CROTCH • Katie FENN • Simon ALCOCK • Teresa SIMONS • Dave THOMAS • Adriana LEMOS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Catton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James SENIOR who recorded a time of 15:35 on 29th October 2016 (event number 160).
The female record is held by Iona LAKE who recorded a time of 17:12 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 186).
The Age Grade course record is held by Eva OSBORNE who recorded 92.92% (27:04) on 8th April 2017 (event number 184).
Catton parkrun started on 5th October 2013. Since then 6,733 participants have completed 58,306 parkruns covering a total distance of 291,530 km, including 10,720 new Personal Bests.

That’s all for now, cheers.
Ben

 

Catton parkrun event number 246, 16th June 2018

Greeting parkrun fans!
It was another fine morning on Saturday with ideal conditions at Catton for the parkrun. You obviously agreed as 390 of you joined me to run, jog and walk the distance. Of the 391, there were 23 first timers (welcome to you all, we hope you enjoyed it), 68 recorded personal bests (well done to all of you including my colleague Stephen Hulme who slipped under 20 minutes for the first time with an impressive 19:59) and representatives of 21 different running clubs took part.
There were milestones achieved too: junior, Edward Turner recorded his 10th run; Eliska Watling and Paul Durrant achieved their 50th runs plus Wendy Smith, Belle Watkins and Jill Gibbs all hit their 100th parkrun - well done to all of you! I also like to draw attention to other runner’s achievements and this week the random number generator has selected 124 and 356. The 124th person to cross the line was Emma Mully who completed her 66th run in 24.28 and the 356th person was Raj Tiwan who completed his third run in a PB time of 35.58, great work to both of you and all who got out of bed and started their day the parkrun way!
A big thank you to all for being quiet and respectful during the run briefing. I know that most of you hear it every week and I know that it can be difficult to hear some of us Run Directors (not Shelley and I, we are fog horns) but we do have important information to impart so your patience and consideration is appreciated. On the note of RD volume, we are looking at purchasing a portable PA system which should help ensure we can be heard all over the park and maybe even by our colleagues over at Eaton!
Each parkrun is completely staff by volunteers, without you giving up the odd week to come along and help, this event couldn't take place. Please do check your diaries and try to find at least 2 or 3 times over each year that you could help out. We're a friendly bunch, we don't make you do anything you don't want to do and full training is given. You could maybe see it as the fee you pay for this wonderful free event to be on your doorstep each Saturday. This week's heroes were: Naomi BOWDITCH • Tawa GROOMBRIDGE • Daniel VENCOVSKY • David PARKER • Deborah YAXLEY • Shelley AMES • Jennie LEON • Louise OAKHAM • Paul COULTHREAD • Ben KENDALL • Faith PEARCE • Lynda HOWARD • Rosemary TERRY • Alan DAWSON • Angelika REICHSTEIN • Lynne DUGDALE • Miranda ELLIS • David FIELD • Annette GREEN • Noah BOWDITCH • Alison READ • Dan James READ • Lyn HATCH • Adriana LEMOS • Helen WRIGHT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Catton parkrun Results Page.

That's it for this week. Tune in next week for the next exciting episode of parkrun news!!
Cheers,
Dan

 

Catton parkrun Event number 245 – 9th June 2018

Catton parkrun
Event number 245
9th June 2018

It is impossible to start this week’s run report in any other way than to pay tribute to Sze-Ming Cheung - a Catton regular who sadly died while cycling on Thursday.

As well as being a familiar face to many parkrunners he was a Norwich Road Runner and, before that, had run with Coltishall Jaguars, making many friends along the way.

Those who know him describe him as a driven and inspirational figure with time for anyone and who usually had a smile on his face.

Perhaps like many of us, I didn’t know him personally but recognised him as a friendly face each Saturday. We began proceedings on Saturday with a minute’s silence in his honour. Many of you may also have been at the Mike Groves 10km in Coltishall on Sunday where runners held a minute’s applause.

I’m sure all our thoughts will be with his family and friends at such a heartbreaking time.

This week we took the opportunity to mark NHS70 - the anniversary of the birth of the NHS. Many of you took the opportunity to wear fancy dress or write on the message board to share your experience of our wonderful health service.

This week 399 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests.

Well done to junior runner Liam Kemp who completed his 10th parkrun. Congratulations too to Shana Walpole and Jack Dallain who completed their 50ths and Jason Gaul, Robert Stevens and David Brailey who all ran their 100ths.

Each week we celebrate the achievements of a few of our runners. So well done to Dan Bellussi, Matt Bray and Rebecca Kavanagh who all recorded new PBs.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers. If you’re interested in lending a hand over the summer - a time when we traditionally have viewer volunteers - please email cattonhelpers@parkrun.com. Thanks to:

Lisa HOWARD • Ben SNELLING • Simon ENGLISH • David PARKER • Sally ASPIN • Jennie LEON • Sharon LAKEY • Ken LEGGETT • Brett CORNISH • Kyra CORNISH • Georgina WALL • Helen GANSON • Ben KENDALL • Sophie KENDALL • Sandy LOVELOCK • Laura LATIMER • Elizabeth HALFORD • Faith PEARCE • Lynda HOWARD • Rosemary TERRY • Joe MANTON • Archie MANTON • Ian CARTER • Charlotte BIRD • Lynne DUGDALE • Chris RICHARDSON • Miranda ROWLANDS • Nicola HINSLEY • Paul FREESTONE • Simon ALCOCK • Brian KITE • Kerrie ROSE • Adriana LEMOS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Catton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James SENIOR who recorded a time of 15:35 on 29th October 2016 (event number 160).
The female record is held by Iona LAKE who recorded a time of 17:12 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 186).
The Age Grade course record is held by Eva OSBORNE who recorded 92.92% (27:04) on 8th April 2017 (event number 184).
Catton parkrun started on 5th October 2013. Since then 6,643 participants have completed 57,109 parkruns covering a total distance of 285,545 km, including 10,532 new Personal Bests.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading.
Ben

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